Annual IMISCOE conference

July 4, 2019 - The annual IMISCOE conference was held between June 26 and June 28, 2019, in Malmö, Sweden. Members of our team presented the following contributions: 
 
Eva Janská, Zdeněk Čermák, Dušan Drbohlav: Transnational lives of labour migrants as a factor of their integration into the receiving society. The case of Moldovans in Czechia and Italy.
Dita Čermáková, Lenka Pavelková, Dušan Drbohlav: Social remittances – quantitative approach: Who could stand out behind social remittances? 
 
The official website of the conference is HERE

Members of our team participated in the 12th Polish-Czech-Slovak geographic seminar

June 21, 2019 - Between June 12 and June 14, 2019, members of our team participated in a traditional meeting of geographers from Czechia, Poland and Slovakia. This year, the meeting was held in Lochow, Poland. 
The contributions of our team members were: 
Vít Bořil, Jonáš SucháneK. Immigration, attitudes towards immigrants and populist radical right vote through the lens of cleavages, intergroup contact and group threat theories
Lenka Pavelková (with David Hána): Application of the contemporary reasearch in political geography into didactic materials with focus on digital resources
Jiří Hasman (with Kryštof Materna): False regional identity: the case of regional beer brands brewed in the plants out of the region
 
 

New article on the website of the Migration Policy Institute

June, 8, 2019 - Our colleagues Dušan Drbohlav and Kristýna Janurová have just published a new article on the website of the prestigious Migration Policy Institute. The title of the article is Migration and Integration in Czechia: Policy Advances and the Hand Brake of Populism and it is a summary of Czechia's recent migration history. As such it can also serve as a good introduction reading for readers who are not familiar with the country's migration situation. 
The text is available HERE
 

Results of the annual thesis competition

May 5, 2019 - The team evaluated the theses submitted to our annual competition for best theses in the field of international migration. The best theses this year are: 
 
1st: Jan Krotký: Sekuritizace neregulérní migrace v Evropském parlamentu v období 2014–2018. Fakulta sociálních studií, Masarykova univerzita
2nd: Female Labour Migration from Georgia: A Qualitative Study of the Influence of Migration on Gender Roles and Women’s Self-perceptions. Fakulta sociálních věd, Univerzita Karlova
3rd: Lenka Jansová: Význam času a místa v procesu migrace. Zkušenost dvou generací Čechů žijících v Berlíně. Filozofická fakulta, Univerzita Karlova
 
The prizes will be given on May 17, 2019, at our seminar. The winner will have an opportunity to present their theses. 
We thank everyone for participating and we are looking forward to seeing the winners on May 17. 

New article on Moldovan migration and social remittances

February 5, 2019 - Within our research on Moldovan migration and social remittances, we have just published an article on the topic in Geografické rozhledy, a Czech journal aimed at geography teachers and students. The article is based on the research conducted within the project "Moldovans in Prague (Czechia) and Turin (Italy) - migratory and integration patterns, financial and social remittances under scrutiny" (project was funded by the Czech Science Foundation (grant no. 16-22194). 

Two articles in Moravian Geographical Reports 4/2018

January 5, 2019 - There are two new articles in the last issue of Moravian Geographical Reports:
Eva Janská, Josef Bernard: Mobility and the assimilation of immigrants: Variations in migration patterns of Ukrainians and Vietnamese in the Czech Republic
Ondřej Valenta, Dušan Drbohlav: Longitudinal and spatial perspectives on the mismatch of tertiary educated migrant workers in the Czech labour market: The case of Ukrainians 
The whole issue is available HERE

New article by Kristýna Janurová: The Unbearable Lightness of Moving: Czech Migrants Making a Home (or Not) in the UK

September 6, 2018 - The Czech Sociological Review has published a new article by Kristýna Janurová. The article, named  The Unbearable Lightness of Moving: Czech Migrants Making a Home (or Not) in the UK, examines the factors that influence migrants' negotiation of belonging in the home and home societies. The analysis is based on semi-structured interviews conducted between 2014 and 2016 with 41 Czech migrants who had moved to the United Kingdom between 1990 and 2015. The article (in English) is available HERE

The team of Geomigrace participated in the annual IMISCOE conference in Barcelona

July 20, 2018 - The members of our team participated in the IMISCOE Research Network Conference that took place in Barcelona from July 2 to July 4, 2018. The team presented, together with our Italian partners, the current research project on Moldovan migration to Czechia and Italy and the impact of social remittances in countries of origin. 

More information about the project is HERE. The conference website is HERE

 

Team members visited Moldova

April 30, 2018 - Members of the team Geomigrace visited Moldova from April 25 to April 29, 2018. The visit was organized within the project on social remittances of Moldovan migrants in Czechia and Italy (more information HERE). During the visit, the team members met return migrants and discussed their current activities, both private and public, with them. The visit also included meetings with mayors and also a project planning meeting with Italian and Moldovan project partners. 
 

Výzkumný tým Geomigrace vyhlásil výsledky soutěže 4. ročníku o nejlepší diplomovou práci v oblasti mezinárodní migrace

24. dubna 2018 - Výzkumný tým Geomigrace vyhlásil výsledky soutěže 4. ročníku o nejlepší diplomovou práci v oblasti mezinárodní migrace.

Do soutěže bylo přihlášeno 6 prací:

 

Martina Burešová: Rámování islamofobních kolektivních aktérů v ČR a jejich obrazy nepřítele. Fakulta humanitních studií, Univerzita Karlova

 

Tereza Dubenská: Role náboženství v postmigrační realitě Rumunů v české společnosti. Fakulta sociálních studií, Masarykova univerzita

 

Radim Hueber: Územní azyl. Právnická fakulta, Univerzita Karlova

 

Ekaterina Ignatyeva: Ruští imigranti v Praze: koncentrace, integrace, soužití. Přírodovědecká fakulta, Univerzita Karlova

 

Hana Šobáňová: „Normální lidi jezdí na líbánky, my jsme jezdili na cizineckou policii.“: Analýza reflektované zkušenosti s binacionálním sňatkem. Fakulta humanitních studií, Univerzita Karlova

 

Sofiya Yudenko: Formální dobrovolnictví rusky mluvících cizinců v České republice a zkušenost zapojení se do místní společnosti. Fakulta humanitních studií, Univerzita Karlova

 

V tomto ročníku bylo rozhodnuto neudělit první místo. Na děleném druhém místě skončily Martina Burešová a Ekaterina Ignatyeva, třetí místo obsadil Radim Hueber.

 

Děkujeme za účast v soutěži. Oceněným blahopřejeme!

 

Předání cen proběhne v rámci studentské konference New Wave 31. 5. 2018 od 13.30, kdy vítězové budou mít možnost své práce prezentovat.

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